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Public Policy as Discursive Construct: Social Meaning and Multiple Realities

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to clarify the socially constructed nature of reality and the symbolic sides of public policy, as well as the discursive politics to which it gives rise. It concentrates on the ... More


When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Diana G. Tumminia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography details the UFO religion, Unarius Academy of Science, and their belief system, which includes visions, channeling, dreams, myths, healing, past-life therapy, and recovered memories. ... More


Rediscovering Becoming: Insights from an Oriental Perspective on Process Organization Studies

Robert Chia

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Process is an ambivalent term. Its use in organizational research and theorizing is widespread. Yet, there are important subtle differences in how the term is understood. Process may be construed ... More


Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Frank Fischer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In recent years a set of new ‘postempiricist’ approaches to public policy, drawing on discursive analysis and participatory deliberative practices, have come to challenge the dominant technocratic, ... More


Virtual reality

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Since speakers refer to and quantify over virtual objects as naturally as they do over actual objects, natural ontology is basically intensional, requiring acceptance of virtual realities. Each ... More


Truth: Establishing What’s Real

E. Tory Higgins

in Beyond Pleasure and Pain: How Motivation Works

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765829
eISBN:
9780199918966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765829.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

How do people strive for truth and establish what's real? What makes something real? What establishes reality? This chapter reviews answers to these questions, focusing on the different motivational ... More


Speech acts: socially binding force

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The late emergence of speech‐act theory is sketched. The primary function of language is claimed to be the establishment of socially binding commitments with regard to a proposition. The concept of ... More


Introduction

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A short background on the phenomenon of extraterrestrial contactees helps explain the beliefs of Unarius. A section on Leon Festinger’s study of a group of flying saucer believers introduces his ... More


The Church as Cultural Exorcist

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the contemporary extension of exorcism in the ministry of the church in the secular city. Men must be called away from their fascination with other worlds—astrological, ... More


Going Back to Go Forward: On Studying Organizing in Action Nets

Barbara Czarniawska

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The received view of organizations is that they are tools used to achieve collective goals. This chapter presents the possibility that, like all tools that become cumbersome, obsolete, or simply ... More


Material and Mystical Worldviews

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic commentators repeatedly debated not only the correct formulation of the blessings but also when and how to say them. Moses Maimonides and Moses Cordovero exemplify the opposing perspectives ... More


Constructing Social Realities: Wynnere and Wastoure, Hoccleve, and Chaucer

HELEN BARR

in Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores how a variety of texts deploy the language of social description in ways which either acknowledge changes in social demography, or conveniently ignore them for polemically ... More


The Logical Antinomies of Knowledge

Herbert Gintis

in The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160849
eISBN:
9781400851348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160849.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The critique of common knowledge of rationality (CKR) developed in the preceding chapters should convince researchers interested in explaining social reality to simply avoid the concept. The actual ... More


Governmentalizing Sovereignty: Indexes of State Fragility and the Calculability of Political Order *

Nehal Bhuta

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter studies the state fragility index of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). This index serves as an example of the uses, creation, and supposed measurement through ... More


Policing Contingencies

Peter K. Manning

in Policing Contingencies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226503516
eISBN:
9780226503523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226503523.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Dramaturgy sees life as a kind of minitheater; it is a perspective that employs this theatrical metaphor, to explore the performances—the communication of messages and symbolic representations to an ... More


Econometrics in a Formal Science of Economics: Theory and the Measurement of Economic Relations

Bernt P. Stigum

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028585
eISBN:
9780262323109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Econometrics is a study of good and bad ways to measure economic relations. This book discusses the role economic theory ought to play in such measurements. The role theory should play, depends on ... More


James Joyce: Bas no Beatha

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter aims to provide comparison of Joseph Conrad's moral irony and James Joyce's stylistic disorientation. Particular attention is devoted to James Joyce and the role of his writings as ... More


The Jacobin Novel II: Caleb Williams and Hermsprong

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As revolutionary novelists, William Godwin and Robert Bage are virtually as unlike as they can be. A highly theoretical student of liberty, Godwin creates a fictional world in which social reality is ... More


Welcome to Sajjanpur *: Theatre and Transnational Hindi Cinema

NANDI BHATIA

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The wide choice of exhibition practices ranging from the multiplex to B- and C-grade stand-alone theatres has facilitated the production and exhibition of a new kind of small budget film with ... More


Regulation and Services: Basic Conceptual Background

Vassilis Hatzopoulos

in Regulating Services in the European Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572663
eISBN:
9780191738067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572663.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter offers a basic literature review on the two overarching themes of the book, namely services and regulation. It begins with a quick glance at the economic definition of services and the ... More


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